I am a list maker. I am off work on Fridays so on Thursday nights I usually make out my list of to-do’s for Friday. I also am obsessed with being productive and marking things off my list. I’ve been known to write things down I’ve already done just so I can mark them off!! (I know there are some of you out there who do the same!)
Last night my exhausting list of to-do’s was completed before I went to bed but my mind kept racing thinking of more things to add to the list, then becoming stressed because there’s no way I can get everything done on that list in one day. It’s actually NOT humanly possible as there’s not enough hours in one day.
So this morning as I got up, feet hit the floor, I started to race – like literally brush my teeth fast and run a brush through my hair and fix breakfast while doing something else and feeling this panic “how will I get it all done”?
Then I realized that it’s MY LIST! No one made me create the list. Yes, there are a few things on there of requests from others but overall it’s MY LIST!! To do or not to do? That is the question. The answer is MINE!
If your list is long and your mind is racing and your to-do’s are overwhelming, let me give you the advice I gave myself: stop, spend quiet time with the Lord reading devotions and praying. Relax a bit. And then your focus will be better for the rest of the day.
To do – quiet time.
Not to do? Now that is the question.
Hope you have a happy, peaceful, productive, your-special-kind-of-day!